MNL Economy Backyard Prairie Mix

Our most affordable prairie mix–Great for beginner restoration projects!

Colorful yet affordable! Maximum height is around 3′, with some taller forbs at bloom time.

Seed mixes in our 500, 1,000, 5,000, and 1/4 acre package sizes come with native grasses, wildflowers, cover crop, and a filler (for easier spreading) all pre-mixed. Orders in 1/2 acre or 1 acre+ sizes come with grasses, wildflowers, and cover crop bagged separately for drill seeding or broadcast seeding.

Species of cover crop seed will depend on the time of year the product is ordered – if you order ahead and have a delayed planting time in mind, please indicate planting season (spring, summer, fall, or winter) in a note at check out.

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Economy Backyard Prairie Mix

Common NameScientific NameType of Plant% of MixBloom Season
Sideoats GrammaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass20
Blue GrammaBouteloua gracilisGrass15
JunegrassKoeleria macranthaGrass.25
Little BluestemSchizachyrium scopariumGrass24.25
Bicknell's SedgeCarex bicknelliiSedge.5
YarrowAchillea millefoliumForb.2Summer
Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculumForb.2Summer
LeadplantAmorpha canescensForb.75Summer
Common MilkweedAsclepias syriacaForb.50Summer
Butterfly WeedAsclepias tuberosaForb.2Summer
Canada Milk VetchAstragalus canadensisForb1.25Summer
Partridge PeaChamaecrista fasciculataForb6Fall
Lance-leaf CoreopsisCoreopsis lanceolataForb4Summer
White Prairie CloverDalea candidaForb3Summer
Purple Prairie CloverDalea PurpureaForb7Summer
Purple ConeflowerEchinacea purpurea Forb5Summer
Common Ox-eye SunflowerHeliopsis helianthoidesForb3.5Summer
Wild BergamotMonarda fistulosaForb.25Summer
Spotted Bee BalmMonarda punctataForb.2Summer
Showy PenstemonPenstemon grandiflorusForb.5Spring
Long-Headed ConeflowerRatibida columniferaForb2Summer
Black-eyed SusanBlack Eyed SusanForb2Summer
Brown-eyed SusanRudbeckia trilobaForb.75Summer
Stiff GoldenrodSolidago rigidaForb1.1Fall
Sky Blue AsterSymphyotrichum oolentangienseForb.35Fall
Hoary VervainVerbena strictaForb.5Summer
Golden AlexandersZizia aureaForb.75Spring

MNL Economy Backyard Prairie Mix

Seed mix contents likely to vary slightly throughout the growing season. Actual seed mix composition will be listed on seed tag at time of delivery.

MNL produces premium, local origin native seed.  All of our native seed is tested for noxious weeds and certified to be of local origin.  It is also tested for germination and purity, allowing us to sell it as “Pure Live Seed” (PLS).  This assures you are only paying for viable seed.